Category Archives: Fly Fishing Gear Review

Korkers Darkhorse Wading Boot Review

It’s been a struggle to find a lightweight comfortable wading boot with enough durability to make it through the season here at Cedar Lodge. Our favorite boots have been the 2015/16 Patagonia Ultra light and the Simms Intruder boot. Both … Continue reading

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Three Sink Tip Options for Winter Steelhead Swing Fishing

An increasing proportion of our winter steelhead fishing these days involves the use of two hand rods (spey or switch rods). Where winter steelhead fishing is concerned, the use of a Skagit style head and sink tip is the most common … Continue reading

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Fly Tying Tips: Modifying a ProSportfisher Flexlineedle

I tie most of my Tube flies using a Regal Revolution rotary vise. When I first began using the Pro Sportfisher Flexineedle to hold my tubes, I secured the tool with the vise jaws at an angle, and this is … Continue reading

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Cuba Trip Gear Notes – Island of Youth July 2016

On my July trip to the Island of Youth I got to test out some of the great gear available in the fly fishing world today. Saltwater fly fishing for tarpon, bonefish and permit test your gear. The following is … Continue reading

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Nautilus X Series Fly Reel Review

I had a chance to give the Nautilus XL Max fly reel a test run in the Bahamas this year. The reel is offered in sizes to fit 2wt through 9wt line sizes depending upon the model. The reel is … Continue reading

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Fall Bahamas Trip 2016

Hurricane Matthew spared our favorite family vacation spot on the Bahamian Island of Abaco. The weather has remained a bit unsettled over the past week but it’s slated to improve each day for the next week. We arrived in Marsh … Continue reading

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Airflo Scout and OPST Commando Heads now available

Fly anglers fishing single hand rods with short head fly lines now have more options to choose from – thanks to the entry of AIRFLO’s new for 2016/17 Scout fly line. These very short shooting heads have been my go-to … Continue reading

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Fall Chinook Tackle Recommendations – the Basics

This is a bare bones set of recommendations for the angler who is about to head out and try a hand fly fishing for fall Chinook on the Oregon Coast. We will be pleased to offer more detailed advice and … Continue reading

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Sink Tip Options expanded!

If you fish a Spey or Switch rod like I do, I bet there are times when you get confused by the wide variety of sink tips that you may choose among. I fish tips by RIO, AIRFLO, and OPST, the … Continue reading

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Sage X Rods: Everything You Need To Know

As I stood in the lot casting one of our last ever 9′ 5wt Sage Ones last month the Sage logo glinted gold in the afternoon sun and my palms ached for the loss of this beautiful tool. Luckily though, … Continue reading

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Introduction and Interview with Doug Brutaco of Aqua Flies

Aqua Flies. New Kid on the block. Impressive flies. Very nice. Very tasty. I purchased several patterns and am busily trying to adapt my own flies with the new inspiration I’ve found in these beauties. Doug Brutocao. Doug is the … Continue reading

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Three great Switch Rods – Nicholas’ Review of Echo, Scott, and Redington

Why consider a Switch Rod? With the winter steelhead season about wound down, I realize that I have responded to more people than ever who have enquired about the relative merits of Switch fly rods compared to full-on Spey rods … Continue reading

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Demo Day Reminder – This Saturday at the Shop

Starting 10am April 16th 2016 manufacturers representatives from Patagonia, Winston, Echo and Airflo will be at the shop displaying the newest gear. Please stop by the shop and check out some new gear and get the low down on design, … Continue reading

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Win New Gear – Patagonia, Winston, Echo, Airflo on Display April 16th at The Caddis Fly

Starting 10am April 16th 2016 manufacturers representatives from Patagonia, Winston, Echo and Airflo will be at the shop displaying the newest gear. Please stop by the shop and check out some new gear and get the low down on design, … Continue reading

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Review of Good gear from Echo Fly rods: 2016

Ouch! ECHO fly rods are tough, and this is something I’ve learned over a long stretch of time. While I do not recommend doing silly things like the photo above reveals, it is but one more example of how durable … Continue reading

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